Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Department Chair


Education

  • PhD Temple University, Educational Psychology
  • MS Temple University, Occupational Therapy
  • BS Elizabethtown College, Occupational Therapy

Research Interests

  • Understanding efficacy of school-based interventions that address sensory processing, motor challenges, and use of preferred interests in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to improve inclusive services
  • Impact of a women's leadership program in public school educational systems in Ghana
  • Understanding and targeting strength-based interventions to improve outcomes in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grants and Awards

  • 2017: Temple University Department of Occupational Therapy Outstanding Alumni Award
  • 2013: Outstanding Teaching Excellence, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • 2012: AOTF Leadership Service Commendation by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation
  • 2009: Roster of Fellows, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 2007: Awarded nine-month Leadership Fellowship by AOTA/AOTF
  • 2006: American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation
  • 2005: Dr. Stephen L. Heater Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • 2001: American Occupational Therapy Association Service Award
  • 1999: POTA Service Award
  • Co-Principal Investigator: “A Comprehensive Program Evaluation of the ASD Nest Program: Student and School Community Impact” (Co-Principal Investigator Cheri Fanscelli, PhD) FAR Fund. Funded January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. $50,000
  • Co-Principal Investigator: “IDEAS: Inventing, Designing and Engineering on the Autism Spectrum”. (Principal Investigator Wendy Martin, PhD). National Science Foundation (NSF). Funded September 2016 to August 2019. $215,660 (sub-award of $1,100,000)
  • Principal Investigator: “NYU ASD Nest Support Project.” NYC Department of Education. July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. $929,100
  • Principal Investigator: “Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program - Phase II”. (Co-Investigator Rose Vukovic, PhD). Banco Santander. Funded for April 2016 to December 2018. $418,000
  • Principal Investigator: “Oh the Places Students with ASD Can Go: Development of the ASD Nest High School Model. FAR Fund. Funded September 30, 2015 to October 1, 2016. $50,000
  • Principal Investigator: “Bringing STEM Specialization to ASD Nest High School Students: A collaboration between NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and NYU Steinhardt ASD Nest Support Project.” FAR Fund. Funded September 30, 2014 – September 30, 2015. $50,000
  • Principal Investigator: “ASD Nest Support Project.” NYC Department of Education. July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. $1,200,000
  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Autism: Exploring interdisciplinary approaches to a positive life trajectory.” The Humanities Initiative Research Collaborative. April 2014 – April 2016, $10,000
  • Principal Investigator: “Prevalence and Characteristics of Yoga-Based Programs in a Large Urban Public School District: Survey of Current Practices.” Kripala Center for Yoga and Health. November 30, 2013 – April 30, 2014. $5,154.
  • Principal Investigator: NYU Banco Santander “Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program”. (Co-Investigator Rose Vukovic, Ph.D.). Banco Santander. Funded January 2013 – December 2016. $500,000
  • Principal Investigator: “ASD Nest Support Project.” NYC Department of Education. July 1, 2013 – July 1, 2014. $1,022,890
  • Principal Investigator: “The middle child: Developing a middle school model for students with ASD.” FAR Fund. Funded July 30, 2013 – July 30, 2014. $50,000
  • Principal Investigator: “Keeping it Real: Collaborating with Self-Advocates to Develop Strength-Based Modules for Public Schools.” Autism Speaks. Funded January 1, 2013 – January 1, 2014. $25,000
  • Principal Investigator: “Keeping it Real: Collaborating with Self-Advocates to Develop Strength-Based Modules for Public Sschools.” FAR Fund. Funded July 30, 2012 – July 30, 2013. $50,000
  • Principal Investigator: “The effectiveness of the Get Ready to Learn (GRTL) program in children with autism spectrum disorders.” NYU Goddard Award. Funded October 1, 2010 – August 1, 2011. $4,000

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